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Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered
Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering special extended hours and even opening on two Saturdays to accommodate families who need to get their children vaccinated in time for school. 

Starting Monday through August 26 the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane will be open until 6 p.m. for vaccinations. The extended hours are just for immunizations no other health district business will be provided after 4:30 p.m.  The health district will also offer vaccination-only clinic hours on Saturday, August 20 and Saturday, August 27., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At the East Las Vegas Public Health Clinic on Nellis Boulevard and the Henderson Public Health Center on Lake Mead Parkway will be open for school vaccinations-only on Friday, August 26. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shots cost $16 per patient for one immunization or $25 per patient for two or more immunizations. Some shots will require an additional fee. Parents must bring their child's vaccination record. A non-custodial adult can accompany the child but he or she must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

The school district requires the following vaccinations for students in public and private school:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

Parents who have recently moved to Nevada should note the chickenpox and hepatitis A vaccinations are not required in all states, so immunizations that were up-to-date in other states might not be current in Nevada.

Children entering the school system for the first time, no matter their age or grade level, must have a second dose of the chicken pox vaccine and a fourth dose of the polio vaccine. If the fourth dose of polio vaccine was given before the child's fourth birthday it is not valid for school admission.

There are two other shots required for older children and college freshman. Children entering seventh grade must vaccinated against Bordetella pertussis. College freshmen younger than 24 years old, who will live in on-campus housing at a Nevada college or university, are required to receive the Neisseria meningitis (Meningococcus) vaccine.